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Jet-Setter Style: How to Master Airport Chic

Airport Chic

Memorial Day weekend is nearly upon us and I trust some of you are traveling somewhere fabulous.

However, if you are flying to your stunning destination, it is easy to arrive looking — and feeling — less than stunning yourself. You know the look: The puffy-eyed, flat-haired, dry-skinned mess that looks back at you in the mirror after a long flight.

A few key accessories are all you need to get that fresh-faced look anywhere you go. You can satisfy your wanderlust while looking and feeling wander-ful. Here’s how…

Beat Bed Head

Forget primping your hair for air travel. The time spent blow drying, straightening or curling your locks could be better spent catching extra Zs before your long flight.

Instead, do yourself a favor and throw on a stylish hat. Trust me, after hours fidgeting for comfort in less-than-spacious seats on the plane, your ‘do will quickly turn into a don’t.

A hat is just the thing to wear for your travels.

I adore this feminine, floppy-brim fedora.  Even tousled, airplane hair can look chic when kept under wraps.

RAG & BONE Floppy Brim Fedora

Eyes on the Prize

Flight cabins aren’t exactly designed with spa-level comfort in mind. Recycled air, cramped spaces and fluctuating temperatures work against efforts to remain fresh.

I don’t love poor air circulation and cabin pressure, but I do love getting the chance to visit places I’ve never seen and meet people with fresh perspectives on life!

A smile and a pair of dark aviator sunglasses keep things in perspective if you ask me.

A chic pair of “sunnies” — as my Grands call them — impart a cool, no-nonsense look while doing double duty as a tired-eye cover up.

kate spade new york Dalia Aviator Sunglasses

Chic Comfort

When it comes to airport style, the goal is comfort, darlings!

Did you know that mile-high air pressure causes the body to swell?

Try opting for casual, black-colored pieces that add an element of elegance to any ensemble.

And, prepare to feel good by wearing clothes that you feel good in! This is the true secret to effortless style. Airplanes can be cold (or hot) so donning layers is a must.

For example, combine leggings that allow some wiggle room with a loose blouse and classic sweater blazer to create a relaxed yet elegant look.

J.Crew New Lightweight Sweater Blazer

Draw Attention to Accessories

Your all-black ensemble calls for a pop of color to keep things interesting.

A statement tote in a vibrant color is a must for stylish travelers. Not only does this type of roomy bag store your essentials, it also provides a centerpiece for your entire look.

This gorgeous tote is on sale right now for just $60 in celebration and honor of Memorial Day. I adore it! What do you think?

Neiman Marcus Sayulita Tassel Shoulder Tote Bag

Need more help traveling stylishly? Join me this Thursday, May 24 at 9:30 AM CDT, for a Facebook LIVE event as I demonstrate my tried and true packing tips, share my airport style, and dish on travel beauty musts!

What tips do you have for traveling in style? Please share your thoughts either in the comments below or on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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